Fight the Good Fight, With Love! – 1 Corinthians 16:13-14

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.  Do everything in love. 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 NIV There is an interesting dichotomy between the two verses in this passage.  Paul starts off with a series of four directives that are somewhat military in nature.  These are instructions that you might give a soldier who is going out into harms way.  Be on your guard; pay attention to what is going on around you so that the enemy can’t sneak up on your unawares.  Stand firm; hold the ground that you have been assigned to defend, not …

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